Nueva imagenElizabeth Dunford (Lizzy) is the Global Database Manager and Research Fellow for The George Institute for Global Health’s Food Policy Division where her main responsibility is the day to day management of a global branded food composition database which tracks the nutritional content of processed foods around the world. She is also Project Coordinator for the Global Food Monitoring Group and for the FoodSwitch smartphone application globally. Lizzy has an undergraduate degree in Human Nutrition, a Masters degree in Public Health, and a PhD in Public Health from The University of Sydney. The work she has done through the Food Monitoring Group was instrumental in The George Institute’s Food Policy Division achieving World Health Organization Collaborating Center status in 2013. Through the Food Monitoring Group Lizzy liaises closely with collaborators from 30 countries. She also works closely with the Pan American Health Organization undertaking work to build capacity in low and middle income countries in Latin America to monitor the nutritional composition of foods. Lizzy is a Registered Nutritionist with the Nutrition Society of Australia and in the past 5 years she has presented at 19 national and 17 international conferences, 22 times as an invited speaker. In her short research career she has published 25 academic papers, has authored 3 external documents for the World Health Organization and she is an invited reviewer for more than 20 nutrition and public health journals.

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